Architectural Digest celebrates first anniversary

Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Architectural Digest – part of APP Group – is celebrating its first anniversary in the Middle East. To underline the occasion, the publication will be curating a charitable auction under the theme ‘One of a Kind’ featuring the work of some of the leading product designers and artists from the Middle East, which will be sold with revenue donated to Dubai Cares. The event will be held in the Annex Burj Khalifa and sponsored by real estate company Wasl Properties, luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet and high-end furniture company Ethan Allen.

Architectural Digest is celebrating its first anniversary in the Middle East with a charitable design exhibition that aims to give back to the great community that has embraced this publication since its first issue,” says Manuel Arnaut, Editor In Chief, Architectural Digest. “I would deeply like to thank the 13 designers and artists that donated their work. These pieces will be sold through a silent auction that aims to support Dubai Cares. And of course, a very special word of gratitude goes to Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), for her patronage and overall support of Architectural Digest and this exhibition in particular.”

Devinder Bains announced as Stylist Arabia Editor

Devinder Bains has joined the Arab Publishing Partners (APP) team – part of ITP Publishing Group – as Editor of Stylist Arabia. Launching in October this year, Devinder will head up the Gulf version of the Stylist publication, overseeing the first ‘freemium’ weekly magazine in the region. Devinder brings extensive experience to her new role, formerly as Features Director of Fabulous, the UK Sun on Sunday newspaper’s magazine, and prior to this as Features Editor of Look magazine and Head of Features at IPC Media’s Real Life Group in the UK.

“I couldn’t be more excited about launching Stylist Arabia,” says Devinder. “I’ve loved the UK edition of the magazine since its launch issue, nearly five years ago. My team and I can’t wait to emulate the high production values, strong personalities and intelligent journalism achieved by Stylist in the UK and France. Expect a world-class magazine that celebrates women and mixes the hottest fashion and beauty trends, with all the essential know-how about local events, culture, food and travel.”